Tennengau forms part of the Hallein district of Salzburg state, in northern Austria. Due to the region’s mountainous landscape, Tennengau is especially popular amongst visitors looking to enjoy winter sports, mountaineering and other such energetic outdoor pursuits. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Tennengau will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation here, in the form of apartments and traditional alpine chalets.
It will come as no surprise to tourists considering spending their holidays in Tennengau that this part of the alpine Austria is a popular destination amongst winter sports enthusiasts. There are a number of ski resorts to be found in the Salzkammergut and Untersberg mountain ranges, boasting miles of cross-country ski trails and slopes of various gradients, suitable for all abilities. In the summer months, the region is popular amongst hikers, mountain bikers and horse riding enthusiasts, who can explore the stunning Tirol landscape, which is dotted with quaint, typically Alpine towns and villages.
Most visitors spending their holidays in Tennengau will spend some time in Salzburg, which is less than a 40 minute drive away to the north. Famous for being the setting of the world-famous classic film, The Sound of Music, as well as being the birthplace of the 18th century composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the city draws thousands of visitors every year. Salzburg also boasts a wonderful array of Baroque architecture in its landmarks and buildings, with such attractions as Salzburg Cathedral, Hohensalzburg Castle and a UNESCO World Heritage designated Old Town attracting national and international tourists to this relatively compact riverside city.
Being located so far from the coast, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Tennengau will find that this part of Austria has a typically continental climate, greatly influenced by its altitude. This means that summers can be very warm, with temperatures often reaching the high 20s to early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are much colder, with temperatures often dropping below zero degrees Celsius. The region’s average annual precipitation of 35 inches will mainly fall as snow in mid-winter.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Tennengau will first fly to the nearby Salzburg Airport (SZG). British Airways, easyJet, Flybe and Thomson Airways are amongst the many airlines operating regular flights here from the UK, departing from several regional airports to include London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), East Midlands (EMA), Bristol (BRS) and Edinburgh (EDI).